Digsec resources for friends

Hello friend! (At least I’m going to assume you are my friend. If you found your way here this is statistically likely as this is an ongoing project related to my job more than my blog.)

The reason I’m doing this is because I felt I needed to collect my most-often-given software advice in one handy resource. I could go around handing out USBs, but to be honest I want to teach not accepting a USB from a stranger and installing stuff from it. That’s pretty bad security.

If the list below doesn’t contain enough explanation of each tool for you, it’s because you haven’t attended a training I’ve facilitated. Or maybe I didn’t mention something at the training you were at, because it didn’t fit with your threat model.

Either way, here are download links for the stuff I’ve talked about! I’m assuming you’re a Windows user, but if you are not I’ve included some Macintosh links below as well.

Maintaining your computer

Chat and surf

Miscellaneous tools

Interesting reading

Really advanced stuff

Some other things…

Working offline in Google Drive

So, sometimes you are in a situation where you need to store your files outside of your computer. Maybe even work on them outside of your computer. This is where Google Drive shines—if you have a Google account (a Gmail account, or a Google+ account) you have access to Google’s Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive services as well. Since you save the documents on Google’s servers, and work with them on Google’s servers, they are never saved on your computer.

However, sometimes you need to work on them when you’re offline. Then you can follow this guide to save the documents in Chrome for offline editing. It’s really that simple.

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Written by Martin L. Fällman on 28 April 2016